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If You Think Short Copy Sells More, Think Again!

Ira Kalb | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Much of the marketing that is done is based on conjecture with little application of knowledge or bona fide data. Marketers, who never really learned marketing deeply enough, base their judgments on their opinions, which are too often shaped by misconceptions.

Here's Why Einstein's Theory Of Relativity Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science

A century has passed since Albert Einstein published his seminal paper on general relativity, and scientists are still using this iconic theory to exp...

Quvenzhané Wallis' Golden Globes Nomination Shocked Twitter

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations were announced Thursday morning, highlighting the best in film and television this year. As usual, there were...

Interstellar Science: 'That's Relativity'

Jeffrey Bennett | Posted 01.11.2015 | Science
Jeffrey Bennett

Have you seen Christopher Nolan's Interstellar yet? It's generating a lot of discussion both about the story and the science, and as one of the characters explains in the movie, the science focuses around Einstein's theory of relativity. As the author of a new book about that theory, I thought I should weigh in on the movie.

WATCH: Adorable 8-Year-Old Hits Neil deGrasse Tyson With Tricky Black Holes Question

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

Is it possible to survive falling into a black hole? Eight-year-old Dane Rogan Showalter, a science enthusiast, posed this question to "Cosmos" hos...

Albert Einstein: A Radical Voice Sorely Missed; He'd Be 135 Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Albert Einstein was a reluctant celebrity, but he recognized that he could use his fame to promote causes to make the world more humane and democratic. Today -- when both science and democracy are under attack by right-wing forces -- Einstein's voice as both a scientist and citizen are sorely missed.

Fantasy Physics: Should Einstein Have Won 7 Nobel Prizes?

A. Douglas Stone | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
A. Douglas Stone

While Einstein himself barely dwelt on honors, it is an interesting exercise to ask how many Nobel-caliber breakthroughs Einstein made during his productive research career. This analysis has a bit in common with fantasy sports.

WATCH: How The Universe (And Everything) Began

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.03.2014 | Science

How did everything begin? Yes, many of us know about the Big Bang, but do you know what happened at the tiniest levels, with quarks and particles? ...

Global Curriculum -- The World Village

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...

Dark Matter Search Turns To Ideas Once Considered Fringe

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Ever since astronomers realized that most of the matter in the universe is invisible, they have tried to sort out what that obscure stuff might be. B...

Einstein's Weird Prediction Simulated On Tiny Chip

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

It took two major expeditions charting the solar eclipse of 1919 to verify Albert Einstein’s weird prediction about gravity — that it distorts the...

Is Time Travel To Past REALLY Possible?

LiveScience | Jillian Scharr | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science

The concept of a time machine typically conjures up images of an implausible plot device used in a few too many science-fiction storylines. But accord...

New Experiment Puts Einstein To Test

LiveScience | Clara Moscowitz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

The speed of light is considered to be the ultimate cosmic speed limit, thanks to Einstein's special theory of relativity. But physicists aren't con...

Martin Luther King, Einstein and the Logic of Dignity

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity contends that it is a universal truth that everybody will see an object or perceive a situation differently. This is partly rooted in what has long been known in the world of physics as the observer effect.

Key Einstein Theory Faces Toughest Test Yet

Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/25/2013 02:02 PM EDT on An extreme pair of superdense stars orbiting each other has put Einstein's gen...

Time Travel to the Future Is Real

Louis A. Del Monte | Posted 05.28.2013 | Science
Louis A. Del Monte

Humankind's fascination with time travel dates back thousands of years, and although many people believe that time travel is strictly science fiction, it is not. Actually, as odd as this may sound, we are all time travelers.

On Relativity, Relativism, Uncertainty, and Progress

Mario Livio | Posted 05.06.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The concepts introduced by both theories are disturbing to our classically trained minds and to our everyday experiences, but if anything, they hint that the universe remains comprehensible.

Space-Time Study Tests Key Einstein Concept

Posted 01.10.2013 | Science

By: Staff Published: 01/10/2013 12:38 PM EST on Space-time is smooth rather than foamy, a new study suggests, scoring a possib...

Speed-Demon Star Gives Scientists Chance To Test Key Physics Theory

Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, Contributor Published: 10/04/2012 02:08 PM EDT on Astronomers have found a star that breaks speed records ...

Buddha Doodle -- 'Rational Mind'

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.15.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Einstein's Complete Love Letters, Personal Notebooks To Be Posted Online

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science

JERUSALEM -- Albert Einstein's complete archives – from personal correspondence with half a dozen lovers to notebooks scribbled with his groundb...

'Faster-Than-Light' Neutrino Finding Gets New Look

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- European researchers said Friday they have measured the speed of neutrinos and found the subatomic particles don't travel faster than light ...

Time Flies: Be Here Now!

Donna Henes | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Time is a sneaky thief, hell-bent on racing toward our mortality. The only way that we can outsmart it is by savoring every precious moment by being fully conscious, focused and conscientious every second.

No Cause to Dispute Einstein

Victor Stenger | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
Victor Stenger

The reported result from CERN or any future observation of superluminal motion will not lead to the overthrow of Einstein's theory of relativity. Its significance will be to overthrow the distinction between cause and effect.

CERN or Einstein? Interpreting the Findings

Lisa Randall | Posted 11.25.2011 | Technology
Lisa Randall

CERN's reported violation of Einstein's theory most likely means the experimenters made a mistake. Most physicists like myself won't believe the result until every possible caveat has been investigated and/or the result is confirmed elsewhere.